Our second stay at the luxurious Avaton Resort after we stumbled across it last year and decided we had to move there from a small hotel in Firastefani, regardless of price!
Laura and her team did not disappoint (again), in fact I would say the hotel had improved since last year. The owner of the hotel is very proud of it (he owns an older hotel in the same village) and he continually looks at ways to improve the experience. I personally love the architecture and the quality of all the furniture, attention to detail etc. The rooms are kept spotlessly clean and well maintained. Wireless internet is free. We took a first floor room this year for the improved views. Other than the occasional donkey hooves going along the path (there are no cars) and birdsong, the place is blissfully quiet and I enjoyed much needed sleep.
Fresh fruit and flowers are brought to your room, a bottle of complimentary wine, unlimited water and toiletries are also included. The spa is free to guests but treatments are charged; all set in a beautiful cave. The breakfasts are the best I've ever had at any hotel ... Helena does an incredible job and all expertly delivered by Markus. They even organised a birthday dessert (with candles) for my partner and never charged for this. Dinner is amazing and I did not find it expensive given the quality of food and the general prices in Santorini (the island is not particularly suitable for budget holidaymakers ...). They don't charge for bottled water, warm bread, dips etc like most other restaurants.
Laura in particular could not be any more professional or helpful; she organised some trips for us, taxis when required - a fantastic service!
We brought friends with us this year and they also loved the place. It's difficult not to relax in such a beautiful hotel in one of the best settings on the island. Oia may be more popular but who wants to be gawped at by thousands of tourists whilst you're relaxing ..?
All in all brilliant value for money and I can't wait to return!
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- Also Known As:
- Avaton Hotel Imerovigli
- Avaton Resort Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece